Everybody lies! Reflections of an Intelligent Horse
Have you ever lied If the answer is "No" - you already ... let's say ... are disingenuous. And you, Humans, and Us Animals are lying. Why and how is this done and how to lie more convincingly? I'll tell you now!
In the photo: author, horse Gonzhik. Photo source: https://elsie-by.livejournal.com
Why is everyone lying?
Both you and we have two reasons for lying:
- I lie because I’m afraid that they will eat me.
- I lie because I'm afraid that they will not feed me - and I will die.
It may seem that there are more reasons, but if you dig to the very depths, it turns out that any of them somehow equals one of these two. If you do not believe me, write options in the comments, and I will prove it. Although you, Humans, since you are considered smarter, you yourself, in theory, will understand.
In the photo: Orchid Mantis, he is still a liar! Have you found? Photo source: http://zooblog.ru
How does everyone lie?
To lie reliably, you need to understand how to do it right. Want to teach?
- Get started as early as possible! The most successful liars have been practiced literally since birth. For example, the babies of the Flower Praying Mantis lie that they are not Praying Mantis, but even Ants. Because everyone knows that it is better not to touch the Ant, and the Praying Mantis is a defenseless creature, everyone can offend him.
- Become invisible! Not like the Invisible Man, of course, but if you read the detectives of yours, the human writer Chesterton, you will understand me. And an example can be the Spider-Anteater, which, as you probably already guessed, is eating Ants. Moreover, he is abducting them from home so that the rest do not even realize that a crime is being committed! The spider enters the ant house on 6 legs, and 2 more legs represent the Ant antennas. Having caught and paralyzed the prey, the Spider pulls it out, pretending to be carrying the dead man to the ant cemetery - just like the Ants themselves do.
- Improve yourself! Be like an Orchid Praying Mantis! As he grows up, he turns into a "flower" and does it so skillfully that he deceives even pollinating Insect plants - and they are experts in color recognition! Orchid Mantis looks even more attractive than a real flower - and insects fly to it from all wings. And when they realize the mistake, it's too late.
- Use well-known facts! After all, everyone knows that poisonous snakes have a catchy appearance? The American Already takes advantage of this, disguised as Coral Aspid. It is unlikely that you will risk checking if the snake is wearing someone else's mask, is it?
- Lie colorful and naturalistic! Take the example from Opossum. If in danger, he very convincingly portrays his own untimely demise. Moreover, as your Human Scientists have found out, the brain of Opossum, while it pretends to be dead, works like mad. That is, Opossum is sooooooo trying to portray authenticity.
- Lie wisely! There should always be more honest ones than liars, otherwise no one will believe you. After all, "if everyone knows that this is a lie - this is no longer a lie." For example, Butterfly Ribbons are beneficial to pretend to be poisonous Monarch Butterflies. But this lie makes sense when there are more Monarchs than Ribbons. And then the Bird with a greater degree of probability at first will try the bitter Monarch, twists, spits and will never touch the sweet Ribbon that looks like him. But if the Lentochnits becomes larger, their lies no longer matter, because the Bird is likely to be the first to try them. And she will eat until she comes across a rare Monarch who will beat off the appetite.
Of course, you, Humans, have surpassed us in questions of lies, I will not even argue. But do not forget that to lie, and convincingly, without punctures is a very difficult task, which requires incredible efforts. Is the game worth the candle? With us, this is literally a matter of life and death, and you?